New Silent Hill Film With Returning Director Christophe Gans On The Approach

After a decade or so misplaced within the fog, the Silent Hill franchise appears about to re-emerge in an enormous means. A dwell stream from Konami in a single day revealed that three new video games are within the works – two all-new ones and a PC and PS5 remake of Silent Hill 2 – and a brand new film, Return To Silent Hill, can be underway, to be directed by Christophe Gans, who additionally helmed the 2006 adaptation.

Silent Hill was Gans’ third function, following the anime adaptation Crying Freeman and the historic epic Brotherhood Of The Wolf. A real and educated fan of the Silent Hill franchise, the movie model was a dream mission for him and a labour of affection, efficiently translating the video games’ extraordinary visuals and palpable sense of absolute dread to the massive display screen. The story was unavoidably convoluted, however the thriller of the empty city the place it snows ash, the reality-shifts, and the nightmarish creatures made for one of many higher examples of a recreation to-film-translation.

In a Silent Hill transmission streamed on Youtube by Konami final evening, Gans says that his Return To Silent Hill will adapt the second recreation, which is “the most effective of those tales, [about] a man coming again to Silent Hill, the place he has identified a terrific love. What he’s going to seek out is a pure nightmare.” Producer Samuel Hadida likens it to the parable of Orpheus: whether or not a person can go deep into Hell to carry again the soul of the particular person he liked essentially the most in his life.

“Within the first Silent Hill we have been exploring a world,” Gans continues. “However within the second recreation, the creators modified the foundations. We have been now taking a look at this unusual world from the viewpoint of the hero we have been taking part in, so [Return To Silent Hill will be] way more about psychological horror, even when we’re going to discover once more all the identical creatures and the identical unusual terror sequences. The primary massive query and the primary massive terror is about ourselves. Are we mad?!”

He goes on to say that he’s persevering with to strategy the franchise from a fan perspective and with the utmost of respect, which is why the primary movie labored in addition to it did. However he additionally says that it’s essential to carry shock to the mission, and that he’s working – with full backing of Konami – on some main redesigns, together with to the sequence’ iconic monster, Purple Pyramid. “We’ve to bear in mind that every part has modified in 15 years,” Gans says. “All the pieces has been washed away. We’ve to carry again one thing very stunning.”

Other than the movie and the remake, the opposite two recreation titles have been revealed as Townfall (which has the involvement of Annapurna Interactive) and Silent Hill F, which is able to happen in Japan. There are teasers for each, however neither provides a lot away. The massive franchise relaunch is presently in its early phases, so it’s not fairly clear but when any of it would arrive, Count on extra data over the following yr or two.

Wish to get essentially the most from Empire?Join Empire Membership!

Get unique content material, new member-only rewards, entry to the newest situation of the journal plus our back-issue archive, and way more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *